Holiday Events

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Winter Wondertales from Dec 16th 2017 to Dec 17th 2017
STET The English Theatre The Hague presents 'Winter Wondertales' by storyteller and actress Caja van der Poel at Het Paradijs in the Nationale Theater on Saturday and Sunday 16th-17th December.Experience the sheer magic of Caja's wonder tales: the tavelling to lands far far away and even in time, th...
A Christmas Carol from Dec 21st 2017 to Dec 23rd 2017
The English TheatrepresentsA CHRISTMAS CAROL Ashley Ramsden returns to The Hague for the 12th year in a row to perform the Dickens classic 'A Christmas Carol' on Thursday, Friday and Saturday 21st - 23rd December at Theater aan het Spui. Can we still learn from this wise tale about greed, poverty, i...
Scheveningen Light Walk from Dec 9th 2017 to Dec 9th 2017
On Saturday 9th December at 18:50, the 12.5 km Scheveningen Light Walk will take place near the sea, from the harbour, over the dunes, through the woods, along the parks and eventually reaching the Pier. A dark and cold winter night will remind you of bygone days. Along the way, you'll come across s...
Winter Fair 2017 from Nov 29th 2017 to Dec 3rd 2017
The 2017 Winter Fair at Ahoy Rotterdam takes place from Wednesday to Sunday 29th November-3rd December from 10:00-17:00. The event is for the whole family with entertainment, seasonal foods and hundreds of exhibitors offering a full range of winter and holiday products including decor and gifts.Tick...
Christmas Circus Ahoy from Dec 23rd 2017 to Dec 30th 2017
The much beloved annual Kerstcircus (Christmas Circus) at Ahoy Rotterdam takes place from Saturday to Saturday 23rd-30th December.The show offers fun for all ages and features a variety of acts from around the world including aerialists, acrobats, animal trainers, clowns and more.Show Times:Sat 23rd...
New Year's Eve Cruise from Dec 31st 2017 to Jan 1st 2018
Metz will be hosting the 5th edition of 'The Real House Event' New Year's Eve boat cruise in the Rotterdam harbour on Sunday 31st December. Boarding is from 21:00-22:30. Then the boat will head into the harbour to get well-positioned for viewing the National New Year's Eve Fireworks show at mid...
Sinterklaas Welcome Leiden from Nov 25th 2017 to Nov 25th 2017
On Saturday 25th November, Sinterklaas will arrive by steamboat at the Beestenmarkt in the Leiden at approximately noon time. Once welcomed by the Mayor, he will set mount his white horse and be led in a festive street parade through the streets of the city center to the Hooglandse Kerkgracht (expec...
Sinterklaas Welcome Delft from Nov 25th 2017 to Nov 25th 2017
On Saturday 25th November, Sinterklaas and helpers Pieten will arrive by boat around noon at the Oostsingel in Delft. After a welcome by the Mayor of Delft, he will ride his white horse Amerigo in a festive street parade through the city center which will end at the Beestenmarkt at approximately 16:...
Sinterklaas Arrival Rijswijk from Nov 25th 2017 to Nov 25th 2017
Sinterklaas will arrive in Rijswijk on Saturday 25th November at 10:15 at the Cromvlietkade where he will be welcomed by the Mayor. He will then visit the Hart van Rijswijk shopping center in Oud Rijswijk until 13:00 when he will head to In de Bogaard shopping mall where he will arrive at approximat...
SintFest at De Pier from Nov 25th 2017 to Nov 26th 2017
The Sinterklaas Festival will take place at De Pier in Scheveningen on Saturday and Sunday 12:00-17:00. It's a total Sinterklaas celebration...from marzipan candy and live music to fun games and activities.
Gouda by Candlelight from Dec 15th 2017 to Dec 15th 2017
The annual 'Gouda by Candlelight' holiday event takes place on Friday 15th December on Markt in the historic city center. A full-day program of related activities begin at 13:00 including tours, workshops and performances.The main event begins at 19:00, when lights on Markt are turned off and the sq...
Lighting of Delft Christmas Tree from Dec 12th 2017 to Dec 12th 2017
The lighting of the Delft Christmas tree, also known as Lichtjesavond, takes place on Tuesday 12th December on Markt square in the city center. The program runs from 16:00-22:00 and includes live music performances by local musicians and choirs, a holiday market and the main event, the illumination...
Deo Cantemus Christmas Concert from Dec 16th 2017 to Dec 23rd 2017
The Deo Cantemus Christmas Concerts are an annual tradition and visited by thousands of people from all over the country. 2017 marks the 50th time the concerts take place. The choir will be performing under the direction of conductor Hans van Blijderveen.Dates:Saturday 16th December at 14:00Tuesday...
White Christmas Concert from Dec 17th 2017 to Dec 17th 2017
Sunday morning 'White Christmas' concert at De Doelen in Rotterdam on Sunday 17th December at 11:00.Conductor Rien den Hartog - for over 20 years connected to these concerts - with the orchestra Symphonic Friends plays popular and lesser known music. This Christmas program also includes some musical...
Classic Christmas Concert from Dec 17th 2017 to Dec 17th 2017
The Czech Chamber Philharmonic & Choir performs a 'Classic Christmas Concert' with a program that includes multiple versions of 'Ave Maria', Vivaldi's 'Gloria' and Handel's 'Messiah'.Date: Sunday 17th December 20:15Tickets: from €39Location: De Doelen - Schouwburgplein 50, 3012 CL Rotterdam
Christmas Carols & Wine Tasting from Dec 21st 2017 to Dec 21st 2017
On Thursday 19th December at 20:00 you can join singers from the Laurenscantorij Instrumental Ensemble at the Pelgrimvaderskerk in Delfshaven for a night of Christmas Carols and glass of wine from Domaine Z.Tickets: €22Location: Pelgrimvaderskerk - Aelbrechtskolk 20, 3024 RE Rotterdam
Westland Mens Choir Christmas Concert from Dec 21st 2017 to Dec 21st 2017
This will be the third year running that the 150-member Westlands Mannenkoor (Westlands Men's Choir) will perform a Christmas Concert at De Doelen. Guaranteed to be an enchanting evening of holiday classics.Date: Thursday 21st December 20:15Tickets: €20Location: De Doelen - Schouwburgplein 50,...
Rotterdam Philharmonic: The Nutcracker from Dec 22nd 2017 to Dec 23rd 2017
The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra Christmas Concert will showcase the beloved Tchaikovsky holiday classic 'De Notenkraker' (The Nutcracker).The orchestra will be under the direction of conductor Otto Tausk and feature guest violinist Michael Foyle. Other works on the program include Mozart's Thre...
New Years Eve National Fireworks from Dec 31st 2017 to Jan 1st 2018
For the 11th year, the Netherlands National New Year's Fireworks Show (Het Nationale Oud & Nieuw Vuurwerk) takes place in the Rotterdam harbour near the Erasmus Bridge.Festivities begin at 22:30, with free oliebolen, a colorful boat parade and live musical performances. At midnight, the biggest...
New Years Cruise from Dec 31st 2017 to Jan 1st 2018
P&O Ferries is offering a New Years Cruise which starts at the ferry terminal in the Europoort at 19:30. The cruise sails up the Nieuwe Maas river and docks at the Cruise Terminal on Wilhelminaplein, which provides a bird's eye view of the midnight national fireworks show and you'll receive a gl...
Music Academy CHRISTMAS CONCERT from Dec 17th 2017 to Dec 17th 2017
The Music Academy The Hague will present  its Christmas Concert on Sunday 17th December from 12:00-17:00.Students of all ages (playing all instruments) will perform a varied musical program in the ballroom of the Berlage-Huis (Raamweg 36). You can walk in any time and enjoy the music and Christ...
Dordrecht Christmas Market from Dec 15th 2017 to Dec 17th 2017
The biggest Christmas Market in Holland takes place in Dordrecht from Friday to Sunday, 15-17 December. Over 200 stalls selling hand-made ornaments, gifts, seasonal decor and baked goods. The market is set up along a 2.5-km route through the historic city center of Dordrecht. Live entertai...
Royal Christmas Fair from Dec 15th 2017 to Dec 24th 2017
The 4th edition of the Royal Christmas Fair takes place from Friday 15th December through Sunday 24th December along the Lange Voorhout in The Hague. At the fair you'll find plenty of stalls offering everything from winter clothing and accessories to decor for the home, plus lots of items for gift-g...
Christmas Circus Den Haag from Dec 22nd 2017 to Jan 7th 2018
The annual Kerst (Christmas) Circus Den Haag runs from Friday 22nd December through  Sunday 7th January on the Malieveld. This year performers include dunking acrobats, horse trainer, aerial artists, illusions, laser duo, poppin dancer, tempo juggler and many more.Tickets: Adults €20.50-50...
Lighting of Leiden Christmas Tree from Dec 15th 2017 to Dec 15th 2017
Leiden's city Christmas tree on the Beestenmarkt will be lighted for the first time on Friday evening 15th December at 18:30. Am illuminated boat parade will be part of the festivities. The Christmas tree will be in place through Wednesday 17th December.
Leiden Christmas Market from Dec 15th 2017 to Dec 27th 2017
From Friday 15th December to Wednesday 27th December, the annual floating Christmas market takes place on the Rijn river in Leiden city center, adjacent to the Koornbrug. A virtual Christmas village is built on top of pontoons placed in the water. Vendors in the 70 mini chalets will be offering a la...
Kerstafette Leiderdorp from Dec 7th 2017 to Dec 10th 2017
The fourth edition of this holiday event in and around the Leiderdorp town center includes a Christmas market, live performances by at least 9 different choirs, 3 different dance schools and a youth theater group. The lighting of the Leiderdorp town Christmas tree takes place Saturday evening at 18:...
Christmas Trees for Sale at Duivenvoorde Castle from Dec 6th 2017 to Dec 23rd 2017
Beginning Wednesday 6th December, Christmas trees will be available for sale in the Diuvenvoorde Castle garden. In addition to trees, there will also be wreaths, holly and mistletoe on offer. Hours:Monday to Friday from 09:00, Saturday/Sunday from 10:00. Closing time is when it gets dark (appro...
Christmas at Duivenvoorde from Dec 16th 2017 to Dec 17th 2017
Get into the holiday spirit! Visit Duivenvoorde Castle dressed in traditional Christmas Style in Voorschoten on Saturday and Sunday 16-17 December from 12:00-17:00 (tours start every half hour between noon and 16:30). Decorated and illuminated Christmas trees will adorn many of Duivenvoorde's majest...
Pancake Boat Christmas Cruises from Dec 25th 2017 to Dec 26th 2017
The Pancake Boat Rotterdam will be offering special Christmas cruises. Unlimited pancakes during the excursion which lasts either 120 minutes or 150 minutes (depending on which cruise you opt for). Christmas Brunch Cruise:Dates: Monday and Tuesday 25-26 December 11:00-13:00Tickets: Adults €23.50, Ch...
The Nutcracker Christmas Show from Dec 25th 2017 to Dec 28th 2017
De Dutch Don't Dance Division will once again bring 'The Nutcracker' fairy tale to life with 6 performances of this major Christmas production at Zuiderstrandtheater in The Hague from 25-28 December.Over 350 cast members will take to the stage including the renown international ballet dancers Frank...
Luscinia Choir Christmas Concert from Dec 16th 2017 to Dec 16th 2017
The Luscinia Choir will perform a Christmas Concert at the Church of St John & St Philip in The Hague on Saturday 16th December 20:00. The concert will be followed by a community get-together to celebrate the holidays with music and a cash bar. Location: Ary van der Spuyweg 1, 2585 HA Den H...
ICN Irish Christmas Dinner Party from Dec 9th 2017 to Dec 10th 2017
The Irish Club of the Netherlands will be hosting their annual Christmas Dinner Party on Saturday 9th December 21:00-01:00 at Hotel Den Haag Wassenaar.The 3-course dinner includes roasted turkey and baked ham, as well as vegetarian options. There will be an open bar (3 hours). Live entertainment inc...
Christmas at The Penthouse from Nov 24th 2017 to Dec 26th 2017
You can celebrate Christmas at The Penthouse restaurant at the top of The Hague Tower with a special 4-course dinner on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday 24-26 December (cost €69 window table, €64 inside table), 3-course lunch or High Tea on Christmas and Boxing Day (cost €39).Dates/Times:Sunday 24th Decemb...
Champagne Ball from Dec 31st 2017 to Jan 1st 2018
The Penthouse at the top of The Hague Tower will be celebrating New Year's with a Champagne Skyball on 31st December starting at 22:00. Enjoy finger foods and a free glass of Tattinger champagne at midnight. Cost: €75.Also on offer is a premium package that includes a 4-course dinner at a window tab...

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